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JAMES K. POLK

President Polk vetoed three bills, of which two were
regular vetoes and one was a pocket veto. None was
overridden.
There were no vetoes in the first and second sessions
of the Thirtieth Congress.

Twenty-ninth Congress, First Session

Regular Vetoes 34 S. 68

To provide for the ascertainment and satisfaction of
claims of American citizens for spoliations committed
by the French prior to the thirty-first day of July,
one thousand eight hundred and one.
Vetoed August 8, 1846. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (August 8, 1846, S. Jour., pp. 520-
522; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 191-194).
The Senate sustained the veto on August 10, 1846
by a vote of 27 yeas to 15 nays. (August 10, 1846, S.
Jour., pp. 520-523).
Veto sustained.

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H.R. 18.
Making appropriations for the improvement of cer-
tain harbors and rivers.
Vetoed August 3, 1846. The veto message was laid
before the House. (August 3, 1846, H. Jour., pp.
1209, 1214; see also S. Misc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 186-191).
The House sustained the veto on August 4, 1846 by
a vote of 97 yeas to 91 nays. (August 4, 1846, H.
Jour., pp. 1218, 1219).
Veto sustained.

Twenty-ninth Congress, Second Session

Pocket Veto 36 H.R. 84

To provide for continuing certain works in the Territory of Wisconsin.

Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 29th Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1847. A presidential message was received by the 1st session of the 30th Congress on December 15, 1847. (December 15, 1847, H. Jour., pp. 82-98; see also H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 1st sess., pp. 10, 11; S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 194-211).

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ZACHARY TAYLOR

President Taylor vetoed no bills during his administration (Thirty-first Congress, first session).

MILLARD FILLMORE

President Fillmore vetoed no bills during his administration (Thirty-first Congress, first session to Thirtysecond Congress, second session).

FRANKLIN PIERCE

President Pierce vetoed nine bills, all of which were
regular vetoes. Five were overridden (Nos. 41, 42, 43,
44, 45).
There were no vetoes in the second and third sessions
of the Thirty-fourth Congress.

Thirty-third Congress, First Session

Regular Vetoes 37 S. 44.

Making a grant of public lands to the several States
for the benefit of indigent insane persons.
Vetoed May 3, 1854. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (May 3, 1854, S. Jour., pp. 361-
369; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 211-220).
The Senate sustained the veto on July 6, 1854 by a
vote of 21 yeas to 26 nays. (July 6, 1854, S. Jour.,
pp. 478-479).
Veto sustained.

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H.R. 117.
To provide for the ascertainment of claims of Ameri-
can citizens for spoliations committed by the French
prior to the thirty-first of July, one thousand eight
hundred and one.
Vetoed February 17, 1855. The veto message was laid
before the House. (February 17, 1855, H. Jour.,
pp. 397-411; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th
Cong., 2d sess., pp. 235-251).
The House sustained the veto on February 19, 1855
by a vote of 113 yeas to 86 nays. (February 19,
1855, H. Jour., pp. 413, 414).
Veto sustained.

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H.R. 392.
Making appropriations for the repair, preservation,
and completion of certain public works, heretofore
commenced under authority of law.
Vetoed August 4, 1854. The veto message was laid
before the House. (August 4, 1854, H. Jour., pp.

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